Tonya Rawe

Tonya Rawe is CARE International’s Global Policy Lead for Food and Nutrition Security. She directs CARE’s global advocacy on hunger and malnutrition, with an emphasis on climate change, collaborating with colleagues to inform policy at national, regional, and global levels. Tonya joined CARE in 2008 and served as a Senior Policy Advocate, leading CARE’s US-based advocacy on climate change and hunger. She has been a member of CARE’s delegation to international climate change negotiations in 2009 to 2012 and in 2015-2018, focusing at varying times on US policy, adaptation, loss and damage, and food security and serving in 2011 as the co-head of delegation. Ms. Rawe is a co-author of Where the Rain Falls, a 2012 policy report on climate change, hunger, and migration, and Cultivating Equality: Delivering Just and Sustainable Food Systems in a Changing Climate (2015). She has authored numerous blogs and has been interviewed for a number of print, radio, and TV outlets, including NPR’s All Things Considered, MSNBC’s Ronan Farrow Daily and The Washington Post. Tonya holds a Master’s degree in international relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a Bachelor’s in history and French from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.


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